$25 – $29

Exploring the Society of Illustrators & Original Norman Rockwell Painting

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Society of Illustrators

128 East 63rd Street

New York, NY 10065

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Step inside a historic five-story townhouse in the Upper East Side where famous illustrators like N.C. Wyeth, Rube Goldberg, and Norman Rockwell called home.

Join New York Adventure Club for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Society of Illustrators, the oldest non-profit dedicated to promoting the art of illustration.

Led by the Society of Illustrators’ Collection Manager, our special experience will include:


  • The history and story of the society and clubhouse, which was originally a carriage house built in 1875 for William P. Read, a personal secretary for financier J.P. Morgan
  • A visit to its Museum of Illustration, one of the most comprehensive collections of this genre in the world, containing over 3,500 works by many of the greatest names in illustration and comic and cartoon art
  • A rare visit to the archives, which contains original works from famed illustrators throughout the century
  • A peek inside the members-only library, featuring its famous tiled fireplace with art dating back to the Society’s founders


The tour will conclude in the Society’s private Hall of Fame dining room, where attendees can stay and purchase food and drinks! Don’t forget to take a look at the stunning Norman Rockwell painting, Christmas Coach, which is the background for the Hall of Fame dining room bar.


Click here to see pictures from one of our last visits to the Society of Illustrators!

See you there!


*The Society of Illustrators does not have an elevator



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Categories: Tours, Hidden Spots, Arts, Historic Sites

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